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*To*: metafont@ens.fr, tex-fonts@math.utah.edu*Subject*: new CM instances*From*: Laurent Siebenmann <lcs@topo.math.u-psud.fr>*Date*: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 06:59:03 +0100*Flags*: 000000000000

*** Super-Saulter and Multimaster CM *** OK, so we have counted up to four font systems for TeX : CM, Euler, MathTime, Lucida Math , and all are available in type 1. But only one of them is meta, namely CM. Metal typesetting tradition, and my own experience indicate that meta-ness --- the evolution of character shape as point size changes (notably for indices) --- is *highly* desirable. So in some sense CM is the only *top quality* math system for TeX. How many of the thousands of type 1 prose fonts marry happily with one of the above 4. Not many I fear. I demand *at least* reasonable agreement between prose and math of (aspect ratio) and (weight), where (aspect ratio) := x-height/X-height (weight) := (black area) / (width * height) averaged CHALLENGE : Build a (metafont/Adobe) multi-parameter font system of (Saulter/multimaster) type in style CM that allows one to vary *at least* the following parameters (point size), (aspect ratio), (weight) within useful limits. The aim is to produce new instances of CM that match many of the existing type 1 prose fonts. This would surely be used for books exploiting refreshingly unfamiliar type 1 prose fonts, and it would therefore be a *saleable* product. Cheers, Larry Siebenmann

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